International Arbitrage Pricing Theory: An Empirical Investigation

  • Author(s): D. CHINHYUNG CHO, CHEOL S. EUN, LEMMA W. SENBET
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 313-329
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1986.tb05038.x

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we test the arbitrage pricing theory (APT) in an international setting. Inter‐battery factor analysis is used to estimate the international common factors and the Chow test is used in testing the validity of the APT. Our inter‐battery factor analysis results show that the number of common factors between a pair of countries ranges from one to five, and our cross‐sectional test results lead us to reject the joint hypothesis that the international capital market is integrated and that the APT is internationally valid. Our results, however, do not rule out the possibility that the APT holds locally or regionally in segmented capital markets. Finally, the basic results of both the inter‐battery factor analysis and the cross‐sectional tests are largely invariant to the numeraire currency chosen.

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